Aldon Smith was reinstated Tuesday morning, and he joined the team for their Tuesday walkthrough. Players had media availability in the afternoon, and Smith was among those who chatted with the media.
I've posted some tweets below of his comments about his return. He talked about the community service he was involved in during his suspension, and how the kids helped him. Smith has a lot of work to do to regain the trust of people. He did not try and sell the media on how he has redeemed himself, and that everything is great. Rather, he simply said time will show where he is at. I like the fact that he did not try and BS people on this. This is not an overnight process, so we'll see what the coming days, weeks and months show.
On a football note, he hinted that he might have a new move or two to show off. We'll find out more this Sunday. I've posted tweets below, but there are also a few beat writer links you can check:
San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 11, 2014
#49ers Aldon Smith worked at the Boys & Girls Clubs and at children's hospital for his community service. Says he made a lot of new friends.— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) November 11, 2014
#49ers Aldon Smith says he is ready to go. He worked in the community & spent time working on his own game. Any new moves? "We'll see"— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) November 11, 2014
#49ers Aldon Smith on what he'd say to those who wonder if he's changed: "Time will show ... I'm not going to give some crazy answer."— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) November 11, 2014
An upbeat Aldon Smith said, "I did everything that was necessary" to fulfill NFL requirements for early reinstatement during his suspension.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 11, 2014
Aldon Smith is back and ready to play Sunday as much as needed, & said he was proud of Aaron Lynch's development.— Taylor Price (@TaylorPrice) November 11, 2014